April 25, 2019

Environmental and Social Compensation Metrics: Walking the Talk?

In the final installment of this series, we examine E&S incentives. With all the talk of E&S issues, are compensation committees tying executives’ pay to improving the E&S profile of their organizations or just giving it lip service?

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April 16, 2019

Environmental And Social Shareholder Proposals Get Popular Worldwide

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and social (E&S) shareholder proposals are important topics with all
stakeholders including shareholders, employees, and the communities where
companies do business. Corporations are increasingly required to justify
policies and explain their approach to challenges that are beyond typical
“business management.” For example, some of these challenges like climate
change are global, while others may be more country specific. This Farient
Brief examines E&S shareholder proposals in the EU, Canada, U.S., China,
Japan, and Australia stemming from our Global Trends in Corporate Governance report.
After reviewing the various shareholder proposals across these countries, the
key takeaways are:

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January 17, 2019

Five Investor Voting Trends on Environmental, Social and Governance Proposals

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December 5, 2018

ESG Shareholder Proposal Findings That Will Surprise You

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Thank you to Proxy Insight Ltd that provided data for this Farient Brief.

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November 27, 2018

The Seven “Deadly Sins” for Compensation Committee Agendas in 2019

In the spirit of the holiday season that precedes proxy season, we have developed our “Seven Deadly Sins for Compensation Committees in 2019” that are bound to place you on Santa’s naughty list should you make the mistake of not avoiding them. Our list, which includes specific action steps for committees to take, is based on investor feedback, proxy advisor sentiment and emerging “hot topics” in addition to our own observations.

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